Hannah Kirk: Creative young artist from Kansas
This photo was taken by my daughter Hannah Kirk. She was 11 years old when she took this photo
on our Kansas farm in Republic County. (She is now 13 years old)
I sat down with her and pulled this photo up in LR5. I manipulated LR while she told me what she liked better and which direction to go and what look she wanted to create. Sometimes, I gave her options like an Optometrist would: This one... or this? We finished this by creating a preset of all the manipulations, calling it "hf" for Hannah Farm.
With only one of her prints online in an art market, she sold a very large print copy within two weeks. I was proud of my daughter, my little girl. When I told her that she had sold a print, she didn't believe me at first but with little convincing, her face lit up; she was so excited.
We went through some other photos that she had taken that day and applied the same preset to them, cropping them to a 2x3 aspect ratio for easy selection for printing. We also had to use a special program to increase the pixel count and resolution for better printing of very large photos, such as the one she had already sold.
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The money she makes from selling her photos
will go into her photography fund. This fund will help her get better equipment for taking photos and editing them with post processing programs herself. I have opened a gallery
on this site just for her artwork. She has also expressed interest in visiting New York to experience it and to take as many photos as she can. She really wants to visit Times Square and take photos there - we'll have to get a permit for that.
Hannah Kirk loves creating anything really. She really loves sharing her creations with other people. Whether people just look at her work and make a nice comment or if they purchase a print to hang in their home, she is ecstatic that her creative talent is being adored.
As a father, I want to see her succeed. I will also help her learn and guide her through her projects as long as this is something that she wants to do for her self gratification (even if some of that comes from other people's satisfaction and enjoyment of her artwork).
Follow your dreams, Hannah Kirk, one shot at a time.